The Hon. Steven G. Papermaster

Board Member and Group Managing Director

Steve Papermaster is a world-renowned entrepreneur, investor, public policy expert, global speaker and noted author with more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry.

His expertise includes founding, growing, financing, acquiring and investing in innovative technology companies around the globe. Throughout his career, he has led over five companies from startup through IPO, with revenues and market capitalizations exceeding a billion dollars.


Education Details

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Business Administration


Experience Details

United States President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Steve was a direct advisor to President George W. Bush for two terms, from 2001 to 2009. While serving under the Bush presidency, he led the Human Genome Project, the National Nanotechnology Initiative and the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue.

White House Fellow Program
During his tenure in Congress, Steve worked closely with federal and state agencies, as well as international counterparts and the private sector. He was also on the panel of judges for the White House Fellows program, which is regarded as one of the world's most prestigious leadership and public service programs.

Founding member, Chairman
JUCCCE is a non-government and not-for-profit organization based in Shanghai that actively pushes for the efficient use of technology and energy in China.

Founder, Chairman
Moxie Software
Steve raised more than $50 million, built the company's management team and software, made key acquisitions and led the company to revenues exceeding $30 million. Steve selected Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital partner, to fill the board.

Powershift Group
Steve also founded Powershift to create and grow sustainable, forward-looking technology companies. As a business accelerator, Powershift assists early-stage companies in assembling the best combination of capital, talent and leadership.

Entrepreneurship speaker
In addition to speaking on entrepreneurship, technology, science, public policy and China, Steve has recently participated in events sponsored by the World Economic Forum - Innovation, Fortune Magazine's Brainstorm Conference, Fortune Global Forum - Paris, GigaOM, MIT Forum: Future of Energy in China, Dreamforce, World Entrepreneur of the Year, McKinsey Global Forum, Global Humanitarian Forum- Geneva, AlwaysOn and others.

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Nano is a technology company devoted to accelerating and radically changing health innovation to combat global health threats. This platform includes the Nano AI chip, the Molecular Data Blockchain, the NanoCure Token as well as therapeutic cure developments that regulatory agencies have approved.


"Entrepreneur of the Year"

Steve won Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year" award and served as a national judge. He co-founded the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year program and chairs the World EOY Alumni Network.